A Russian citizen, Yury Martyshev, who was extradited by the Latvian authorities to the US, is now in an American prison in Alexandria, Virginia, as reported on Wednesday by the Russian Embassy in the US, according to TASS.
Preliminary information indicates that the Russian is suspected of cyber fraud, for the theft of personal information of credit card holders.
The diplomatic mission noted that "they consider this arrest as another case of the kidnapping of a Russian citizen by US authorities which is in violation of an agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters." "We demand unconditional observance of his [Russian] legitimate rights and interests," the embassy stressed.
The diplomats assured that Martyshev has been provided with "consular help and other assistance." In particular, there has already been a telephone conversation with him, and in the near future a visit to his detention center is planned. In addition, the embassy staff are communicating with his relatives.
Martyshev was brought to the US last week.